why stop at one country? what about vietnam and combodia? you could even throw in australia and england for the way they treat the migrant workers working on farms, plus many other countries that take advantage of the poorest in their society.
I do live in china, i’m from the uk but have lived here for 5-6 years. i also live in one of the poorest regions in the country. things are changing, but the chinese culture will never fit into the ideals of western standards. for example, i used to live with a family that had 4 generations living in one house. the house was huge, i think maybe 15 rooms. but the family lived in maybe in 3-4 rooms. they rented on room to me, the others are empty. They liked living like this, it was their choice. Chinese people are sociable, like company, like to live closely with each other. there will often be 3 beds in a bedroom. the same will be for university students. 6 beds to a room. the same size room in europe will often have 2 beds.
however, i do feel there is an imbalance, not just in china but across the world. the western media will feed you negative stories about china, they will focus on the working conditions and tell you that this is the fault of the chinese government. but they will rarely call out tim cook or the shareholders and investors for this. it was the same for the 2007 financial crisis, the governments were blamed but the people running the financial organisations generally got away free of blame, and often with a hefty payoff.
in an ideal world, people would be paid fairly, have good working conditions and job security, products would be fairly priced and big business, banks, investors, shareholders and other organisations involved in the global financial markets wouldn’t be paid the huge sums of money that they currently are.
if you hate the chinese then do boycott the country but, as we have seen many times in the past, boycotts only hit the poorest people harder.
sorry for the rant but i do get frustrated about the views being spouted about china.